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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Jonathan Villar (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 48
Best Rank# 19# 11
Worst Rank# 82# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 55
Best Rank# 40# 37
Worst Rank# 63# 93
   
Projections 
   
Runs3130
Home Runs126
RBI3622
Stolen Bases312
Batting Average.277.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 51
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 64
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 77
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 43
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 56
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 48
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 49
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 73
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 51
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 53
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 38
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 59
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 44
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 102
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 38
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 41
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 36
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 33
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 49
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587642
   
Runs81111
   
Hits150175
   
Singles95114
   
Doubles2132
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI8573
   
Stolen Bases540
   
Caught Stealing39
   
Walks6561
   
Strikeouts128176
   
Batting Average.256.273
   
On Base Pct.334.338
   
Slugging Pct.462.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.788
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats213204
   
Runs3130
   
Hits5954
   
Singles3536
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs126
   
RBI3622
   
Stolen Bases312
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks2320
   
Strikeouts4360
   
Batting Average.277.265
   
On Base Pct.346.330
   
Slugging Pct.504.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.746
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Jonathan Villar
2B,SS - MIA
Jonathan Villar
News 
 Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
Villar has been working out at multiple positions: centerfield, shortstop, and second base.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his fourth of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 0-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's matchup against the Washington Nationals. The steal was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
  Marlins outfielder Jonathan Villar went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
  Marlins utilityman Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with two RBI and his first home run of the Spring in Sunday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 2nd
Notes 
 You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Is it really hard to make a case against Jonathan Villar in 2020? I mean, we were fooled just a few years ago with Villar, and he was the biggest bust in fantasy the following year. Why are we doing it again? Sure, he gives you speed, but there's nothing else that you can really bank on. The ballpark change is tough, and if Villar can't adjust in the outfield, he could just be an over-hyped utility-man.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Villar is moving from a great hitter's park to one of the worst but we are still talking about someone who went 24/40 homers/steals with 111 runs and a .273 batting average. There is some risk, as we saw in the 2017 disappointment
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Batted over 700(!!) times last season playing half his games in Camden. He moves from one of the best hitter parks to one of the worst. The 24 HRs should drop back down to 15 or so and another 40 steal season would shock me. This guy has been cut multiple times and a 260/12/25 line would not shock me at all. I am letting someone else take the plunge with Villar.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy